State of Ohio

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Ohio Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information.

www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Consumers/Identity-Theft/Security-Breaches-and-Compromise-of-Personal-Infor

Phone: (800) 282-0515

Identity Theft Unit website:
www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Consumers/Identity-Theft

OH Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding business, voting, and notary. 

Website: www.sos.state.oh.us/

OH Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: bmv.ohio.gov/

OH Department of Jobs and Family Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Website:  jfs.ohio.gov/

Resource Sheet: jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/IdentityTheft.stm

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Instructions for challenging criminal history

Process for clearing fraudulent criminal charges on a consumer’s record.

www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Individuals-and-Families/Consumers/Identity-Theft/2013-10-09_AttachmentCriminalChallenge

Identity Theft Verification Passport

Document victims of criminal identity theft can carry and present to law enforcement to prove they have been victimized in the past.

For more information: www.ag.state.oh.us/victim/idtheft/index.asp

Fact Sheet: www.ag.state.oh.us/victim/idtheft/fact_sheet.pdf 

Passport Program Q&A: www.ag.state.oh.us/victim/idtheft/q_and_a.pdf

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§2913.49

Law outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

§1349.19

§1347.12

Proper and improper disposal of customer paper records. Laws regarding security breaches putting consumers at risk of identity theft.

§2913.21

§2913.71

Laws regarding the improper use of payment cards and the penalties for using and selling card information.

§149.45

Proper and improper transmission of Social Security numbers.

§1349.52

Law regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

State of Indiana

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific-
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Indiana Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2411.htm

Phone: (317) 232-6201 

IN Department of Motor Vehicles

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.state.in.us/bmv/ 

IN Department of Corrections

Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: www.in.gov/indcorrection/

IN Family and Social Services Administration

Agency for welfare, disability, and social services.

Website: in.gov/fssa/

Phone: (800) 403-0864


Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

IN Attorney General’s Identity Theft Unit

The AG’s Identity (ID) Theft Unit assists identity theft victims and provides investigative services to help promote the prosecution of ID thieves.

Website: www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2413.htm

Phone: (800) 382-5516

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

IC 24-526-1

 

Laws outlining what is considered Identity theft and “identifying information" in the state of Indiana.

IC 35-32-2-1

Defines area of jurisdiction.

IC 35-43-5-2

Misuse and forging of government identification cards.

IC 35-43-5-4

Misuse and fraud using financial cards (credit cards).

IC 35-43-5-4.3

Using skimming devices to obtain information off of financial cards.

IC 24-4.8

Use of spyware to obtain personal identifying information (PII).

IC 4-1-10

Protection and use of Social Security Numbers.

IC 24-4-14

Proper disposal of PII.

IC 35-38-1-2.5

Court order correcting a victim’s record due to identity theft.

IC 24-5-24-9

Law outlining security freezing of credit reports and how a consumer can apply for it.

IC 4-1-11

Laws regarding security breaches and breach notification.

 

State of Michigan

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Michigan Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17337_20942-182414--,00.html

Phone: (517) 373-1140

ID Theft Information: www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17337_20942-230557--,00.html 

MI Secretary of State

Contact for situation of tax fraud, voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations

Website: www.michigan.gov/sos

Tax Fraud Information: www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-17337-379325--,00.html

Driver's License Alert Form: 
www.michigan.gov/documents/driver_license_alert_request_
form_17623_7.pdf
 

MI Department of Health and Human Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Replace birth, death, marriage and divorce records

Website: www.michigan.gov/mdhhs

Replace Vital Records: www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71551_4645---,00.html

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

AG’s Office Reporting Elder Abuse

To report fraud or abuse against the elderly

Website: www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-164-18156-46053--,00.html

Report to Adult Protective Services: 855-444-3911

Healthcare Fraud Hotline: 800-242-2873

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§445.65

Law outlining identity theft in MI, the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution. Police are required to take a report of identity theft.

§750.157p

§750.539k

Use and misuse of payment cards and scanning devices.

§780.754a

Requires law enforcement take a report of identity theft.

§445.903

§445.81 through 445.87

Proper and improper disclosing and gathering of Social Security numbers.

§445.72

§445.72a

Laws outlining the proper procedure for handling and mitigating an information breach. Proper destruction of records

 

State of Mississippi

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Mississippi Attorney

State credit/security freeze information

www.ago.state.ms.us/security-freeze/

Phone: (601) 359-3680

MS Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses. 

Website: www.sos.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

MS Department of Public Safety

Issues Driver’s Licenses vehicle registrations.

Website: www.ms.gov/hp/drivers/license/Main.do

MS Department of Human Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Website: www.mdhs.state.ms.us/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Passport Program

ID for victims if criminal identity theft to carry to identify themselves as victims to law enforcement.

Law §97-45-29

Apply with the Attorney General’s Office
Phone: (800) 829-6766

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§97-45-19

§97-45-1

§97-19-85

§97-9-79

§99-19-401

Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

§97-45-27

Law concerning criminal identity theft and expunging fraudulent criminal charges.

§97-19-13

§97-19-31

§97-19-11

Laws regarding the improper use of payment cards and the penalties for using and selling card information. Use of skimming and scanning devices to obtain information on financial cards.

§75-24-201 through 217 (must scroll through relevant sections)

Laws regarding application and terms of a credit freeze.

 

State of Tennessee

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

State credit/security freeze information.

www.tn.gov/assets/entities/commerce/attachments/Consumer_
FREEZE-OUT-LAW-FAQs.pdf

Phone: (615) 741-2241

TN Secretary of State

Contact for issues regarding state taxes, gun permits, and employment.

Website: sos.tn.gov/

TN Department of Safety

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website:  www.state.tn.us/safety/

TN Department of Human Services

Agency for welfare, foster care, disability, and social services.

Website: tennessee.gov/humanservices

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Identity Theft Victim Resource Kit

Available to all victims of identity theft in the state of Tennessee.

Website:
www.tn.gov/assets/entities/commerce/attachments/
Consumer-ResourceKitForVictimsOfIdentityTheft.pdf 


 
Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§39-14-150

§39-16-301

§39-16-303

Laws outlining identity theft and personal identifying information (PII), the jurisdiction identity theft can be prosecuted in and the penalties after prosecution.

§39-14-118

Law regarding illegal obtaining and use of payment card information.

§55-50-602

Law regarding illegal use or counterfeiting of government issued identification.

§47-18-5201 through 05

Definition of phishing for the purposes of identity theft.

§47-18-2110

Limits the transmission and posting of Social Security numbers.

§39-14-150

§47-18-2107

Proper and improper disposal of records and PII. Security Breach Laws.

§47-18-2108

Law regarding security freezes for credit reports.

 

State of Kentucky

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Kentucky Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information.

ag.ky.gov/family/consumerprotection/freeze/Pages/default.aspx

Phone: (502) 696-5300

Identity Theft Kit: ag.ky.gov/family/consumerprotection/idtheft/
Documents/idtheft_kit.pdf

KY Secretary of State

Contact for situation of voter fraud and issues regarding businesses.

Website: www.sos.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

KY Department of Revenue

Contact for situations of tax and employment fraud.

Website: revenue.ky.gov/

Phone: (502) 564-4581

Identity Confirmation Quiz: revenue.ky.gov/Get-Help/Pages/Tax-Fraud.aspx

KY Motor Vehicle Licensing

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: drive.ky.gov/Motor-Vehicle-Licensing/Pages/default.aspx

KY Department of Corrections

Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: corrections.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx  

KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Agency for welfare, disability, and social services.

Website: chfs.ky.gov/

 

Specialty Resources

Resource

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Request to flag state ID or Driver’s License

Flags your personal identifying information (PII) with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Division of Driver Licensing so that nobody but yourself can obtain a license or ID or check your history.

Website: transportation.ky.gov/driver-licensing/Pages/default.aspx

Phone: (502) 564-1257

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§514.160

§514.170

Laws outlining identity theft in KY.

§434.570

§434.872

Obtaining, using, purchasing and falsifying financial information or payment cards.

§434.675

Use of scanning devices to obtain financial information from payment cards.

§367.365

Law outlining applying for a credit freeze in KY.

§532.034

§411.210

How to apply for restitution or file a civil suit against the thief.

 

 State of Illinois

The following state government agencies can provide information about any state-specific
identity theft situation and/or help you with any state-specific fraud.

Agency

Reasons to Contact

Contact Information

Illinois Attorney General

State credit/security freeze information

www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/
security_freeze.pdf

Identity Theft Hotline: (866) 999-5630
TTY: (877) 844-5461

IL Secretary of State Licensing Department

Issues Driver’s Licenses and vehicle registrations.

Website: www.cyberdriveillinois.com/ 

IL Department of Corrections

Clear up a false jail or prison sentence due to criminal identity theft.

Website: www.idoc.state.il.us/

IL Department of health and human services

Agency for welfare, SNAP, and social services.

Website: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx

Phone: (844) 453-7283

 

Identity Theft Laws

While the ITRC does not give legal advice, we have provided a list of known identity theft laws that may help you.
We suggest that you share this information with an attorney or legal representative if you are going to pursue criminal or civil charges.

Law

What it Addresses

§720 ILCS 5/Art. 16, Subdiv. 15

Laws outlining identity theft, the penalties and jurisdiction of crime.

§15 ILCS 335/14B

Law outlining use of fraudulent identification cards and financial cards.

§740 ILCS / 7

Law outlining phishing and the penalties.

SB2400

Law governing biometrics.

§720 ILCS 5/16G-30

Mandatory police reporting law and law covering criminal identity theft.

§ 225 ILCS 425/1

Law requires debt collectors to cease collection activities after a law enforcement report of identity theft and other proof of identity theft.

§815 ILCS 505/2MM

Law outlining the credit freeze process in IL.

§815 ILCS 530:

Law outlining information breaches and notification processes.

 

 

 

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